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Mexican Trans Advocate Agnes Torres Found Murdered

Re-posted from TowleRoad

 

Mexican transgender activist Agnes Torres was found dead this week outside her home in Puebla, Mexico. Her neck had been slashed, her body burned in signs she had been tortured.

The Puebla-based organization Vida Plena Puebla released a statement, 2bmag reports:

“We condemn this crime against a woman, an academic, a psychologist, educator, role model and activist for human rights for women in general [...]

Community member and businessman Glenn Dugger passes away

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In a bit of very sad news today I received this message about Glenn Dugger, the original owner of the iconic Stark Street Triangle bar Scandals:

Sad to share that Glenn Dugger (born June 25, 1934) founder and original owner of Scandals passed away March 12, 2012 around 2pm. He will be missed by many, including his life partner Felipe in whose arms he passed- and it is important [...]

Get ready for a Gaycation, new Trans(It) night, March Madness and the end of the world

Tender Forever plays with Glitterfruit and Lynx this Friday at Lewis and Clark

You’re weekend picks for queer Portland [...]

2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#13 talks with Glitterfruit’s Max Voltage

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This week Lyska and I talk to Max Voltage of Glitterfruit and Pants Off Productions (the folks behind Homomentum, Homo’s Got Talent etc) who will be performing at a free, all ages concert for the culmination of the 31st annual Lewis and Clark Gender Studies Symposium. [...]

DJ of the Week — Huf N’ Stuf

DJ Huf 'N Stuf aka John Camacho

Every week (or so…) we introduce you to a local LGBTQ party DJ and ask them about their experiences in the scene and feature an audio mix they’ve made. This week we’ll be featuring 2, as there are 2 great upcoming parties, one brand new and one only quarterly. So while I’d rather space them out this is an exception. If you’re interested in being featured contact alley@qpdx.com.

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DJ of the week — Bender

DJ Bender aka Christine Martins

DJ Bender aka Christine Martins

Every week (or so…) we introduce you to a local LGBTQ party DJ and ask them about their experiences in the scene and feature an audio mix they’ve made. This week we’ll be featuring 2, as there are 2 great upcoming parties, one brand new and one only quarterly. So while I’d rather space them out this is an exception. If you’re interested in [...]

Aflac: Add Domestic Partner Benefits

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Equity Foundation: Sign our Petition to Demand that Aflac Provide Domestic Partnership Benefits to Their Employees

In the 21st century discrimination against LGBT people is unacceptable – and we believe that unfortunately that is precisely what insurance giant Aflac is doing. Aflac has recently refused Equity Foundation’s request to include domestic partner benefits in Aflac’s employee benefits package. This is wrong and should not be allowed to stand. When companies [...]

Lewis and Clark brings its Gender Studies Symposium for a 31st time around

Tender Forever performs Friday

For those of us no longer ensconced in the world of academia but who want the opportunity to have thought-provoking discussions on gender and sexuality the annual Lewis and Clark Gender Studies Symposium is the perfect opportunity. This three day exploration, now in its 31st year (whoa, that’s a long time, longer than I’ve been alive) takes place this Wednesday through Friday. (Complete schedule linked below)

The 2012 theme [...]

Proud BRO. Upcoming Benefit Events.

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Mark your calendars for a couple of fun events that will help support Basic Rights Oregon and Pride NW.

THURSDAY MARCH 15TH: A night at the theatre to benefit Basic Rights Oregon!

Bag & Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre, is proud to partner with Basic Rights Oregon for an evening of provocative Shakespeare! Join us on Thursday, March 15th at 7:30pm at the beautiful Venetian Theatre (253 East [...]

A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together

Re-posted from NPR.org

This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly shattered their family. Les was keeping a secret, and that became a problem. But they solved it as a family, in a way that kept them together and happy.

In the weeks leading up to that [...]